Tidbury Green School pupils to design Earlswood Town's home kit for next season
EARLSWOOD Town are turning to the pupils of Tidbury Green School for inspiration for their home kit next season.
The Midland League Division Two club have joined forces with their local primary school to help create a new-look strip for the 2022-23 campaign.
The art competition is open to all pupils who are encouraged to be as creative as possible while still sticking to the 54-year-old club’s traditional colours of red and white.
Working with kit suppliers Moving Forward Sports to produce the masterpiece, teachers and club officials will eventually whittle entries down to one winning design which the Earls will take to the pitch in from next season.
As well as having the playground bragging rights over their fellow budding kit designers, it is also hoped the eventual winner will be able to lead the team out for their opening home fixture at The Pavilions in Malt House Lane.
Earls chairman Andy Walker said: “Raising awareness of our football club within the local community is a top priority and this is a fun and creative way to engage with the next generation.
"Witnessing a primary school art competition come to life via our players next season will be exciting for all involved and I’d like to thank Tidbury Green School for allowing us to launch this initiative.”
Rosalind Fitter, headteacher at Tidbury Green School, added: 'We are absolutely delighted and privileged to have been asked by Earlswood Town to design a new look kit for the 2022-23 season.
"The pupils at Tidbury Green School have enthusiastically put their creative talents forward to come up with striking and memorable designs to share with the club officials and judges."
"We know they will have a difficult job choosing the winning masterpiece from the stunning designs created by our talented young artists. Thank you to club chairman Andy Walker for inspiring our pupils with this unique opportunity to be real designers."